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Monthly economic commentary: January 2019

Our chief economist, Colin Warren, looks at whether investors really need to be worried about the slowing Chinese economy, in his latest economic commentary.

Monthly economic commentary: December 2018

Our chief economist, Colin Warren, looks ahead to the economic trends and events that might impact financial markets in 2019, in his latest economic commentary.

Monthly economic commentary: November 2018

Our chief economist, Colin Warren, explores how an increase in US government bond yields is giving way to market volatility and increased investor nervousness, in his latest economic commentary.

The importance of engaging with ethical investing

With approximately £17 billion invested in ethical funds in the UK, ethical investing is on the rise. Investors are shifting their focus from high returns to becoming more socially and environmentally conscious, so it's crucial that financial advisers are able to engage with the needs and attitudes of the investors of today.

Monthly economic commentary: October 2018

Our chief economist, Colin Warren, explores how the outcome of ongoing Brexit negotiations could impact sterling, gilts and UK equities during the coming months, in his latest commentary.

Has my adviser put me on the best platform?

Following AFH’s recent announcement to abolish platform fees, and the issues raised in the FCA's recent Investment Platforms Market Study, we're working to demystify the world of platforms. With so much competition amongst the many investment platforms on the market, we look at how you can determine if your adviser has put you on the best one possible.

Would you be financially secure if you lived beyond 100?

We're living longer, and research indicates that soon, living beyond 100 will be the norm. It may sound unreal, even impossible; but the question still stands: will you be able to afford living beyond the age of 100? Late retirement and and spiralling health and living costs all play a role in answering this question. We break it down for you here.

Monthly economic commentary: September 2018

Our chief economist, Colin Warren, looks at how the UK economy has performed since the referendum, and discusses if hardline Brexiteers are right to dismiss the doom and gloom of a no-deal for the UK in his latest commentary.

Why is switching platforms so difficult?

Following AFH’s recent announcement to abolish platform fees, and the issues raised in the FCA's recent Investment Platforms Market Study, we're working to demystify the world of platforms. Here we look at why switching platforms can prove to be difficult, and the impact this can have on investors.

Are advisers footing the platform fees bill for clients?

Following AFH’s recent announcement to abolish platform fees, and the issues raised in the FCA's recent Investment Platforms Market Study, we're working to demystify the world of platforms. Here we look at the truth behind whether financial advisers are having to foot the platform fees bill for clients.

Why are platform charges so complex?

Following AFH’s recent announcement to abolish platform fees, and the issues raised in the FCA's recent Investment Platforms Market Study, we're working to demystify the world of platforms. Here we look at the complexity surrounding investment platform charges - and why so many charges exist.

D2C vs adviser platforms – what’s the difference?

Following AFH’s recent announcement to abolish platform fees, and the issues raised in the FCA's recent Investment Platforms Market Study, we're working to demystify the world of platforms. Here we look at the difference between D2C and adviser platforms.

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